Paris wasn’t built in a day: student crafts the Tolo centerpiece

While jamming to Top 40 tunes and posing for pictures with your closest friends last Saturday night, you may have noticed a twinkling display in the center of the Commons. In honor of the Winter Tolo theme, “A Night in Paris,” senior Carlino Cuono built an impressive nine-foot model of the Eiffel Tower. Continue reading “Paris wasn’t built in a day: student crafts the Tolo centerpiece”

A backstage look at Classical Chinese dance with Rae Wong

MIHS junior Rae Wong has been training in Classical Chinese dance and ballet since the eighth grade and has recently been honored several international awards for her dancing. After living in Beijing for three years, Wong returned to Mercer Island and discovered her passion for the art form in the beginning of the eighth grade. Wong sacrifices much for her passion. Four to five times … Continue reading A backstage look at Classical Chinese dance with Rae Wong

Zika virus: what you need to know

Last May, an outbreak of the Zika virus started in Brazil and has spread throughout South America. Recently, an alarming number of cases have been recorded in numerous U.S. states. Zika virus is spread most commonly through bites from the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, but can also be spread through unprotected sex. Commonly found in tropical climates, the virus causes fever, rash, joint pain, and red … Continue reading Zika virus: what you need to know

ABC to Freeform

As of this January, the classic TV channel ABC Family has relaunched its name as “Freeform” in an attempt to redefine the network’s image. Since the network’s launch in 1977, the channel has been rebranded several times. Originally named “the Family Channel” by owner Pat Robertson, the network rebranded as “Fox Family Channel” under the ownership of News Corp. and Saban Entertainment. In 1991, Disney … Continue reading ABC to Freeform